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Installing a drain or drainage system for the interior or exterior of your home or property is the best choice for protection against water and waste. A quality French, floor, or storm drain will either prevent the incorrect flow of sewage and water, flooding and/or will permanently dispose of it into the main sewer system connected to your property.

Different drains hold different purposes to best suit your needs, and Canadian rooter installs them all.

Whether you are looking to replace an old drain or install a new one, our certified plumbers can assist in installing the best drain for your property!

What is the Purpose of a Drain?


Believe it or not, most people only have a very basic idea of what the drainage system on their property actually executes.

A drain system quickly and efficiently disposes of water that has come into your home, after it has been used and is turned to waste. Most homes carry the same plumbing and drain system process: A main water pipeline flows around your home's foundation and runs to a water heater that generates hot water throughout the home. Both cold and hot water pipe lines run throughout the house and provide each fixture with water. So this explains how your plumbing system works, but where does the drain water and waste flow?

In suburban areas, your drain system will generally flow into a main sewer system connected to your property. It is important that the septic tanks within the main sewer system be monitored and replaced at least every ten years to prevent water and waste backup. The greatest aspect of your drain to remember, is called “the trap”. The trap prevents sewer gases from entering your home, and traps water inside. It is essential for every drain in your drainage system, and not having it would defeat the purpose!

Types of Drains

Like mentioned above, different types of drains have different purposes and it's important to know which performs which to decide what is best for your property. The following are the three different types of drains available for installation:

Storm Drains

Storm drains are used to dispose and drain excess ground water and rain from roofs, sidewalks, parking lots and streets. They generally are installed along sidewalks and streets, and are fed by roads in cities and towns which experience a heavy amount of rainfall each year. Rocks and solid materials flowing with the water are trapped in a catch-basin which lies directly below the drain outlet. Storm drains main purpose are to carry the water flow to channels, rivers and streams, sometimes miles from where the water seeped in.

French Drains

French drains, also referred to as weeping tiles, are designed to prevent water from flowing into your basement with the assistance of a sump pump. When it is raining outside, there is an increase of moisture in the soil surrounding your home. This water build up in the soil, then pushes against your basement walls from the surrounding foundation and without the proper protection, can end up flooding your basement floor. A French drain is a trench filled with rock and gravel which carries surface and groundwater away from your property.

Floor Drains

A floor drain is designed to remove any standing water near it and is installed in the floor of a structure. The floor around the drain (that is usually round and about 2 to 12 inches) is sloped to ensure surrounding water flows inside. The most common place to find a floor drain in your home is the basement, usually near the washer or dryer. A floor drain is the most common type of drain installed.

Drain Stack

A drain stack, also called a soil-stack, vents gases out of a building or home and connects interior plumbing to the sewer. When a plumbing system uses a soil stack, the pipes run vertically to a vent on the roof from below the building.

When waste water leaves your sink, toilet or bathtub, it travels through a waste water pipe to a soil stack. From here the solids and liquids travel down to an exit form the waste-removal system, usually a sewer.

What is a Drain Rough-In?

One of the services Canadian Rooter provides as well as the three types of drain installation, is a drain rough in.Drain Rough In Simply put, a rough-in is a construction term referring to the main infrastructure of a system in your home. So a drain rough-in essentially, is the assembly of a drain in your home that is usually left “capped” behind a finished wall for you to add a product later according to your extension plan or budget.

We offer the best drain installation service in the GTA... satisfaction 100% guaranteed!

Canadian Rooter's plumbing professionals are dedicated, without compromise to the very BEST drain installation services for your home's specific needs.

We offer five competitive services:

  • Drain Rough-Ins
  • Floor Drain Installation
  • Storm Drain Installation
  • French Drain Installation
  • Soil Stack Installation

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